CurveBoards — Integrating Breadboards into Physical Objects to Prototype Function in the Context of Form

CHI 20:

Is it possible to keep the function flexibility of breadboards, while also integrating seamlessly with the form of the prototype?

CurveBoards are breadboards integrated into physical objects. In contrast to traditional breadboards, CurveBoards better preserve the object’s look and feel while maintaining high circuit fluidity, which enables designers to exchange and reposition components during design iteration. Since CurveBoards are fully functional, i.e., the screens are displaying content and the buttons take user input, designers can test interactive scenarios and log interaction data on the physical prototype while still being able to make changes to the component layout and circuit design as needed.